these don't sound herpes related at all.
are you following up with a dermatologist for them? that would be your next step.
could you have false negatives? you could but your symptoms aren't matching up for herpes either so since you waited 4 months, no real reason to retest for herpes from this encounter.
the virus actually won't be actively shedding by monday due to the acyclovir. probably best to cover the finger with a band aid to protect it more than anything since whitlow is incredibly painful and her bumping it while playing would be painful for her.
whitlow is almost unheard of nowadays in medical professionals due to the routine use of gloves....
a herpes infection would not linger like that. you don't need to be taking valtrex for herpes since it's not likely at all that it's a genital hsv1 infection. odds are your hsv1 is oral and you've had it for awhile. even though you tested negative on earlier blood testing, even the best blood tests still frequently miss hsv1 infections. ...
taking antivirals at this point wouldn't have any effect at all on your igg result.
I recommend a herpes WB over the biokit if you are in the US. You don't have to wait to take it since you are confirming a low positive.
has your new partner had full std testing that included a herpes igg blood test?
false positives from lesion cultures are almost unheard of. herpes lesion cultures rely on active virus being shed. no cream will cause a false positive on that sort of testing.
you don't have to have actual penetrative sex to contract genital herpes. have you ever been naked with someone and dry humping? have you ever received oral sex?
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